24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Mobile calls spike overwhelms network

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 24 March 2020

A huge spike in mobile calls yesterday led to phones across the country cutting out or not connecting at all.

In the wake of the Prime Minister's lockdown announcement, everyone wanted to talk to each other.

Telecommunications company Spark says the surge was beyond any level of calling ever seen in New Zealand.

Geoff Thorn is chief executive of the Telecommunications Forum, which represents carriers including Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees.

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